Contracts for Clemson's 9 draft picks will total over $37 million
Clemson's nine players that were drafted in the 2016 NFL draft are projected to sign contracts totaling over $37 million and also receive signing bonuses over $12 million.
First round draft pick Shaq Lawson is expected to sign a contract worth over $10 million.
According to Forbes, the NFL Rookie Compensation Pool puts limitations on the total amount teams can spend on a rookie’s first year salary and the total 4-year contract.
Draft picks in the first two rounds are also much more likely to have their salaries guaranteed.
Clemson's nine draft picks were the second most ever for the Clemson program and were the second most behind Ohio State (12) in the draft.
Pick TM Name Pos Total Contract Signing Bonus
19 BUF Shaq Lawon DE $10,278,977 $5,675,619
33 TEN Kevin Dodd DE $6,552,306 $2,965,313
54 MIN Mackensie Alexander CB $4,316,304 $1,339,130
57 IND T.J. Green S $4,167,238 $1,230,719
109 NYG B.J. Goodson OLB $2,877,207 $582,207
166 HOU D.J. Reader DT $2,510,380 $215,380
241 NYJ Charone Peake WR $2,363,382 $68,382
244 MIN Jayron Kearse S $2,359,224 $64,224
247 SEA Zac Brooks RB $2,357,499 $62,499
Total $37,786,675 $12,203,473
* Numbers from Spotrac.com